It’s definitely true that building a career within a company can be a very rewarding experience, both personally and financially. Yet before you can make any move, you need to determine what’s available to you. Knowing what opportunities the company can offer will help your development planning, and can be motivating for your current job (certainly performing well now can only help you in the future). For this course you will do some investigation work. You will uncover the different types of jobs at the company, discovering the most common positions, as well as jobs that are unique. You’ll also find jobs that are a good fit with your skills and interests. By completing this course, you will know the company jobs and career opportunities available to you. Course Result: Explore the jobs and opportunities within the company. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.